Braves trade for Ozzie Martinez. What happens now?




Was the fate of Dan Uggla decided over the weekend?

Over the weekend, the Braves traded for utility infielder Ozzie Martinez.  While the details of the trade are unknown, it’s likely that the trade was for Cash.  Cash has been passed around more than a peace pipe, and I think it’s safe to say that he’s seen time with each of the 30 teams in the MLB.  As interesting of a player as Cash is, his b-ref page is non-existent and even though he seems to be in full-demand by each team, evidently he’s never seen time on the actual field. Odd…

Usually in a trade like this, it really means nothing to the organization, as guys like Martinez are just organizational fillers. However, being sent to AAA means there has to be another transaction, whether it be a demotion, or promotion, of someone currently on Gwinnett’s roster. With the 2 additions to Gwinnett’s roster over the weekend (Brandon Boggs, Ozzie Martinez), it seems apparent that something is going to happen.

Currently, there are only 25 active players on Gwinnett’s roster, even with the 2 new additions, BUT (yes, a big BUT), there are 4 players currently on the 7-day DL: Jose Constanza, Luis Vasquez, Andrew Russell, Luis Perez. Constanza is due to come off the DL any day now, so things could get quite interesting should that happen.

Gwinnett was rained out yesterday, so there was no word on any counter-transactions to the trade and signing. So what do you guys think?

Have we seen the end of Uggla?

Will La Stella get promoted today?

Did the 2 moves neither affect or not affect the fate of Uggla/La Stella?

Anyone have a scouting report on Cash?

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Tags: Brandon Boggs Dan Uggla Ozzie Martinez Tommy La Stella

  • fireboss

    I think Dan’s lackluster performance in the field spelled the end. The throws looked like his head wasn’t in it. La Stella will probably get called up if Dan is DFA. I don;t expect anything else except Schafer to get a run in center unless Fredi is directed otherwise by Wren whom I strongly suspect has had his fingers in Fredi’s job of late

    • Ryan Cothran

      I wasn’t able to watch the game yesterday as I was on my way back from camping. What were these throws you speak of? And yes, one would suspect that Wren has been micro-managing a bit lately.

      • carpengui

        2 high throws to first base… one that resulted in a challenge. I didn’t see the detail from the Home Office, but I expect there wasn’t enough on the video to overturn it, but in that specific case, Freddie was ruled to be pulled off the bag. He did record the out on the other incident.

      • fireboss

        Alan is 50% correct :D the Brave attempted three double plays where Uggla was turning the pivot, all three throws were bad each a little higher than the previous one. The last instance foilowed Schafer losing the ball in the sun. Schafer overthrew Simba and Dan was backing up as he should he turned to the plate and appeared to either be surprised the had not already scored or was attempting to score and he would have a play. The delay resulted in an awkward double clutch and a throw that was not only late but wasn’t very good.

        • carpengui

          If I missed one of three, isn’t that 67%? :)

          • fireboss

            One at first one at home 2 of 4 :P